First of all, is there actually a robotic zombie within the film? Yes, in accordance with Snyder, who even requested a Polygon journalist throughout an interview in the event that they’d “caught the robot zombie” within the film.
The robotic cameo is a blink-and-you’ll-miss it second. As Scott (Dave Bautista) and what stays of his squad of thieves struggle their manner out of the on line casino on the finish of the film, they shoot a zombie within the face, revealing what seems like its metallic cranium and a blue eye, options which might be usually extra intently tied to androids or cyborgs in style fiction. The physique additionally appears to brief circuit because it falls to the ground, with a blue flash that additionally resembles the blue-ish insides that gush out of the alphas after they’re killed.
So what precisely is occurring right here? The film doesn’t reveal the origin of the robotic zombie, or if there are others prefer it, however Snyder did recommend some potentialities in a Q&A in regards to the movie (by way of Comic Book).
“If you pay close attention, there’s a number of zombies that are clearly not zombies. You see normal zombies and then you see some robot zombies. Are they monitors that the government has placed among the zombies to monitor them? Are they technology from the other world? What’s happening there?”
We know the shadowy American authorities of Army of the Dead has secret plans for the alphas trapped inside Las Vegas. While a gung-ho president desires to make a spectacle out of nuking the crap out of the town on the Fourth of July, the Secretary of Defense is secretly plotting with Hiroyuki Sanada’s Bly Tanaka to extract an alpha specimen from the quarantine zone, which the navy will use to create a literal military of the useless, the last word weapon of mass destruction. The robotic zombies may need been the federal government’s method to study extra in regards to the undead and their conduct, and the way finest to weaponize them in opposition to enemy nations.
But in his reply, Snyder additionally teases “the other world,” which might tie again to the film’s opening scene. At the beginning of the movie, the 2 troopers unknowingly transporting Zeus, the unique alpha zombie, focus on the delivery container’s origin. One soldier suggests to the opposite that it’s from Area 51 and that it may need one thing to do with aliens. While it’s by no means addressed once more within the film, this temporary dialog implies that Zeus won’t be from this planet in any respect, and that his chew infects his victims with some type of alien virus that turns them into the smarter (however no much less bloodthirsty) alphas.